Leaked SNF Staffing Report Plays Out Lower-Than-Expected Levels

By Bridget Early / August 30, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Nursing homes are praising a leaked staffing report from CMS on nursing home minimums that plays out lower-than-expected potential staffing levels the agency could use as part of its rulemaking process. The report doesn’t offer a single fixed staffing minimum and emphasizes that minimums could prove quite costly, but also underscores that increased staffing is correlated to higher quality care and lower rates of safety issues. The report, first obtained by KFF, is one piece of CMS’ ongoing efforts to...

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